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Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Petroleum Engineer in Jefferson, Louisiana

Summary The Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) works to promote safety, protect the environment, and conserve resources offshore through vigorous regulatory oversight and enforcement. For information about our bureau go to: http://www.bsee.gov/ Responsibilities This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Region, Office of the Regional Director/Deputy Director for Production, Regional Field Operations, Technical Assessment Section in Jefferson, LA. At the full performance level (GS-13) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following: 1. Conducts reviews to assure the technical adequacy of floating production systems, redundant barrier philosophy, the fit for purpose of intricate subsea infrastructure, the design, and operation of complex safety systems, and the determination of the adequacy of pollution control devices. 2. Oversees and personally conducts in depth technical reviews of safety and operational aspects of Deepwater Operations Plans (DWOPs) and new technology submittals for New, Non-Standard or Non-Conventional Technology (NT-DWOPs). 3. Processes industry submitted documents; facilitates and consolidates staff reviews; and prepares written recommendations for approval or disapproval. 4. Serves as technical expert on proven oil field engineering concepts and practices of a broad complex nature to plan and conduct advanced and/or specialized work. 5. Serves as the primary technical expert for the Section's programs, functions, and procedures as related to drilling and production engineering. Work is primarily sedentary however occasional or infrequent field visits to onshore production facilities or offshore installations are necessary. Field visits may require extended periods of walking, standing, bending, and climbing. Work is performed in an office environment with occasional/infrequent field visits to onshore production facilities or offshore installations. During field visits some exposure to heavy equipment, chemicals and other potentially hazardous situations may occur. The employee is required to wear safety clothing, glasses, etc., and take safety precautions to mitigate any dangerous exposure. BSEE has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval. This position is included in a bargaining unit. The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), Local 3457, is the exclusive representative of all employees in this bargaining unit. Salary Information GS-13: $119,502 - $155,357 per annum. First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level. This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available. This vacancy is also announced as BSEE-EENN-24-CM-188(DEU) for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Competitive Examining procedures. Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen. You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination. You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit. You must submit ALL required documents and a completed questionnaire. Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service system, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See http://www.sss.gov/. Qualifications Minimum Qualification Requirements: To qualify for this position, you must meet the (1) Basic Educational Requirements AND (2) Specialized Experience for the series/grade to which you are applying. Petroleum Engineering Series, 0881: Individual Occupational Requirements (1) Basic Educational Requirements: To be eligible for this position, you must meet either A or B below for the series to which you are applying. A. Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. -OR- B. Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: Professional registration or licensure Written Test Specified academic courses Related curriculum For further information on the adequacy of such background demonstrated by one of the above listed are found in the link below: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800/ Please Note: This position requires specific educational coursework to qualify. You MUST provide transcripts in order to verify that the educational requirements have been met. This information must be received by the closing date of the announcement. Failure to provide this information may result in you receiving an "INELIGIBLE" rating. -AND- In addition to meeting the Basic Educational Qualification requirements, applicants must meet the Specialized Experience for the grade to which you are applying. GS-13 Specialized Experience: To qualify for the GS-13, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience: 1) Participating in or supporting Subsea Well Drilling, Subsea Well Completion, or Subsea Well Intervention as part of a Deepwater or drilling completion campaign; OR 2) Participating in or supporting the selection, design, installation, commissioning, or startup of subsea production systems associated with a Deepwater installation project and supporting the project from a component standpoint (design jumper or review); OR 3) Participating in or supporting Subsea production control systems activities, such as designing, installing, commissioning, or startup of Deepwater pipelines and/or riser systems; OR 4) Designing, installing, commissioning, or participating in the startup of Deepwater floating facilities. MUST MEET 1 of 4. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Merit Promotion candidates must also meet Time-in-Grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Education Education: If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide transcripts as proof of meeting the requirements. Foreign Education: Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the specific educational requirements as stated above. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4 Additional Information Applicants who include vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate language or information in their application package will be ineligible for further consideration for this position. The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361. Notice of Financial Disclosure Report Requirement: The position to which you will be appointed is subject to a financial disclosure reporting requirement and you will be required to complete a new entrant Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) within 30 days of your appointment. Important Note: All Department of the Interior (DOI) employees are subject to the conflict of interest restrictions imposed upon all employees of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report. In addition, DOI employees, GS-15 and above, who work in the Office of the Secretary; along with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) employees (at ALL grade levels), are further restricted concerning their interests in Federal lands and resources administered or controlled by the Department of the Interior. This includes holding stock in energy corporations which lease Federal lands (e.g.: oil, gas, coal, alternative energy resources, etc.). If you have any such investments you should contact the DOI, BOEM or BSEE Ethics Office before accepting employment. DOI employees are held to the highest level of integrity. Employees must be objective and impartial in the performance of their work. All potential issues (e.g.: work-related interactions with friends, family members, or previous employers) must be disclosed at the time of application or during the interview process. NOTICE: This employer participates in E-Verify and will utilize your Form I-9 information to confirm you are authorized to work in the U.S. A preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work with the U.S. Department of the Interior. The preliminary background check consists of a search of Office of Personnel Management and Department of Defense background investigation files and an FBI National Criminal History Fingerprint Check; it may take up to 3 weeks to complete. If selected for this position, you will be extended a tentative offer of employment pending a satisfactory background check. Current Federal employees or individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check; these will be handled on a case-by-case basis in coordination with the Bureau security office.